P.O. Box 263
South Prairie, Washington 98385
Johnny Summers is a professional pilot with over 15,000 hours of flight time. He is an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Airline Captain, academic, and aviation consultant. As an examiner, he administers tests for ASEL Private, Instrument, Commercial, military competency, foreign pilot conversion, Canadian conversion, CFI, and CFII certificates.
Johnny started his flying career as a US Army helicopter pilot. After completing his degree, he transferred to the US Air Force and flew KC-135s refueling the SR-71 and then the F-117. He also piloted the US Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue competition parachute team and was an instructor pilot at the Academy’s Flight Screening Program. Johnny spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Texas Christian University where he was recognized for his teaching skills. Johnny has been a Regional Director of Flight Operations, Regional Director of Training, Chief Flight Instructor, Chief Pilot, and FAR §141 Commercial Chief Instructor. In 1997, Johnny was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year.
In 2012 Johnny received the Washington Aviation Association’s Spirit of Aviation Award. Currently Johnny is flying Boeing 737s for Alaska Airlines.
Academically, Dr. Summers is an Assistant Professor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. His graduate and post graduate studies focused on aviation and airport management, airport construction, and finance. Johnny’s bachelor’s degree is in Professional Aeronautics with a concentration in Aviation Safety. Finally, Johnny has an Associate’s Degree from Fort Steilacoom Community College (now Peirce College).
Johnny and his family make their home in Buckley, Washington, USA.